Category Archives: Infringement

Supreme Court Rewrites the Law of Enhanced Damages

This is a guest post by Janice M. Mueller of Chisum Patent Academy. Today the Supreme Court rewrote the law of enhanced damages for willful patent infringement by issuing a unanimous decision in No. 14-1513, Halo Elecs., Inc. v. Pulse … Continue reading

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Commil USA v. Cisco Systems – Induced Infringement In For Clarification

Supreme Court granted cert. to resolve the question of whether or not a defendant’s belief that a patent is invalid is a defense against a charge of¬†inducing infringement. The question appears to rest on Judge Newman’s characterization given in her … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Review Limelight and Nautilus

Continuing its heightened interest in IP law, on Friday the Supreme Court granted petitions for cert. to review Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akami Technologies, Inc., U.S., No 12-786 and Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc., U.S., 13-339. The other two … Continue reading

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Akami/McKesson Decision Re-defines Induced Infringement

In a 6-5 decision, the Fed. Cir., sitting en banc, decided two appeals which presented questions closely related to when an actor is liable for inducing infringement under 271(b); Akami Technologies, Inc. v. Limelight Networks, Inc. and McKesson Tech’s., Inc. … Continue reading

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